LF Tip: Don't beep at me
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original in en Guido Socher
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Guido really likes it when a computer is tailored to his needs
and looks like he wants it. That's why he is using Linux.
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I absolutly hate it when a computer beeps at me. I use frequently
tab-completion in the shell to save some typing and I can't stand
it when it beeps all the time.
So here is an instruction how to get quickly rid of the beep.
To test it you can just press crtl-g in a shell if you here a beep
then it is still on.
Beep globally off
In a plain linux console (no graphical X11) you can turn the beep
off with the command:
setterm -blength 0
#alternatively you can change the frequency of the beep to a
#very low value:
setterm -bfreq 10
When working under X11 (no matter if KDE, Gnome, XFCE, or ... is used)
you turn off the beep with:
xset b off
Beep off on a per shell basis
Alternativley you can turn off the beep directly in the shell.
# has to go into /etc/inputrc or .inputrc
# It will not work in a .bashrc file!
set bell-style none
# put this into your .tcshrc file
# just tab completion beep off:
set matchbeep = never
# any beep off:
set nobeep = 1
To avoid any misunderstanding: The above instructions just turn off the beep.
You can still listen to music on your PC.
Enjoy the silence!